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Notes 7 - government entities dealing with fisheries and...

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Feb 13 Drought, poor management practices- Dust Bowl (1933-35)-major environmental calamity with global implications -President closed the remaining unreserved public lands to settlement and development-but left them open to mining, hunting, fishing, camping and outdoor recreation-these leftovers were eventually managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) established in 1946 -BLM: leftover lands -Unclaimed by farmers, as a national park, as a forest reserve -Unproductive, dry-land areas The National Park Service (Dual Mandate) -2 Goals: To preserve/protect natural areas and provide recreation to the public US Fish and Wildlife Service “To conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habits for the continuing benefit of the American people” –established through combination of
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Unformatted text preview: government entities dealing with fisheries and wildlife conservation in 1940-First National Wildlife Refuge in 1903 Wilderness Act of 1964- allowed the designation of Wilderness areas with greater The ‘New West’ and Biodiversity Conservation-Past 20 years, growing population and economic development on private lands around western public lands-Expanding tourism based on recreation on public lands-Interest by conservationists in increasing the connectivity between protexted areas to maintain biodiversity (particularly mobile wildlife)-Growing debates about local zoning and private uses of private land…Growing appreciation among environmentalists of rural activities that maintain open land...
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